Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 468 458 458
Rank change year-on-year -10 0 -28
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 1,028 1,105 1,303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.62% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.69% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 784 883 1,040
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% -2.35%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £61,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £39,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +3.80% +9.72% -10.00%

System Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 155,665 159,222 182,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.88% 89.52% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 124,813 131,637 151,385
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,786 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.49% +2.71% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,125 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing.

Salary trend for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for System Testing in the UK

System Testing
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 945 £45,000 +2.27% 137
UK excluding London -37 612 £41,000 +3.80% 119
London +59 390 £52,500 -4.55% 34
South East -27 211 £35,000 -22.22% 34
North of England -27 113 £37,500 +2.04% 26
South West -7 93 £38,000 -5.00% 10
East of England -8 71 £45,000 +26.76% 15
Midlands -19 60 £41,000 +9.33% 18
North West -16 57 £37,500 -6.25% 12
Yorkshire +4 54 £37,500 +14.50% 14
Scotland +13 44 £45,000 +12.50% 10
West Midlands -8 44 £32,000 -12.33% 10
East Midlands +4 15 £50,000 +26.58% 8
Northern Ireland -10 13 - -
Wales -2 8 £44,000 +27.54% 5
North East -18 2 £34,000 -7.48%

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for System Testing.

1 484 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
2 426 (41.44%) SQL
3 369 (35.89%) Finance
4 321 (31.23%) Test Automation
5 253 (24.61%) User Acceptance Testing
6 245 (23.83%) .NET
7 237 (23.05%) C#
8 233 (22.67%) Microsoft
9 219 (21.30%) QA
10 216 (21.01%) SQL Server
11 198 (19.26%) Scrum
12 188 (18.29%) Oracle
13 172 (16.73%) JavaScript
14 171 (16.63%) Unit Testing
15 165 (16.05%) SDLC
16 144 (14.01%) Java
17 143 (13.91%) HTML
18 142 (13.81%) Regression Testing
19 139 (13.52%) Degree
20 134 (13.04%) Integration Testing
21 131 (12.74%) Selenium
22 122 (11.87%) Windows
23 121 (11.77%) Team Foundation Server
24 119 (11.58%) MVC
25 117 (11.38%) Software Engineering
26 113 (10.99%) CSS
27 112 (10.89%) JIRA
28 111 (10.80%) Test Scripting
29 103 (10.02%) TDD
30 101 (9.82%) Continuous Integration

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (3.02%) Tomcat
2 27 (2.63%) Apache Spark
2 27 (2.63%) WebSphere
3 26 (2.53%) WebLogic
4 25 (2.43%) JBoss
4 25 (2.43%) Jetty
5 24 (2.33%) IIS
6 14 (1.36%) Confluence
7 13 (1.26%) SharePoint
8 11 (1.07%) DNN
8 11 (1.07%) Documentum
8 11 (1.07%) MQSeries
9 8 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (0.58%) CMS
10 6 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.19%) Apache
12 2 (0.19%) CICS
12 2 (0.19%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.097%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 48 (4.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.097%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.097%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.097%) CATIA
5 1 (0.097%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 65 (6.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 62 (6.03%) Oracle EBS
3 56 (5.45%) Oracle Financials
4 39 (3.79%) Oracle 11i
5 35 (3.40%) SAP CO
5 35 (3.40%) SAP FI
5 35 (3.40%) SAP FI/CO
6 31 (3.02%) Oracle Assets
6 31 (3.02%) Oracle Payables
6 31 (3.02%) Oracle Receivables
7 22 (2.14%) Oracle General Ledger
8 18 (1.75%) Oracle Cash Management
9 17 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
10 16 (1.56%) SAP S/4HANA
11 15 (1.46%) Oracle iProcurement
12 13 (1.26%) Oracle HRMS
12 13 (1.26%) Oracle Payroll
13 12 (1.17%) Oracle E-Business Tax
14 10 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
15 8 (0.78%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 62 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.56%) SuccessFactors
4 14 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (1.26%) BlazeMeter
6 11 (1.07%) SaaS
7 7 (0.68%) GitHub
8 6 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.49%) Google Play
9 5 (0.49%) Office 365
10 4 (0.39%) BrowserStack
10 4 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 4 (0.39%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.29%) Force.com
11 3 (0.29%) npm
12 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.19%) PaaS
13 1 (0.097%) Heroku
13 1 (0.097%) IaaS
13 1 (0.097%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.14%) AMQP
2 13 (1.26%) Internet
3 10 (0.97%) Intranet
4 8 (0.78%) Firewall
5 6 (0.58%) SMS
6 4 (0.39%) HTTP
7 3 (0.29%) DNS
7 3 (0.29%) NetScaler
7 3 (0.29%) VoIP
7 3 (0.29%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.19%) DHCP
8 2 (0.19%) Skype
8 2 (0.19%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.19%) Wireless
9 1 (0.097%) MPLS
9 1 (0.097%) PBX
9 1 (0.097%) RTP
9 1 (0.097%) SAN
9 1 (0.097%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.097%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (21.01%) SQL Server
2 89 (8.66%) Hadoop
3 61 (5.93%) NoSQL
4 46 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (4.09%) Relational Database
6 40 (3.89%) Big Data
7 37 (3.60%) MongoDB
8 36 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 35 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 34 (3.31%) Redis
11 28 (2.72%) SQLPlus
12 27 (2.63%) Couchbase
12 27 (2.63%) Riak
13 22 (2.14%) MySQL
14 17 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (1.56%) Oracle Database
16 13 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
16 13 (1.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
17 11 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 131 (12.74%) Selenium
2 121 (11.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 112 (10.89%) JIRA
4 90 (8.75%) Visual Studio
5 82 (7.98%) Cucumber
6 78 (7.59%) Jenkins
7 52 (5.06%) Git (software)
8 35 (3.40%) SoapUI
9 32 (3.11%) HP UFT
10 31 (3.02%) Bitbucket
10 31 (3.02%) FitNesse
11 30 (2.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 25 (2.43%) Zephyr
13 24 (2.33%) SpecFlow
14 23 (2.24%) JMeter
15 22 (2.14%) TeamCity
15 22 (2.14%) Vagrant
16 19 (1.85%) TestRail
17 18 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
18 16 (1.56%) WebDriver
General
1 369 (35.89%) Finance
2 57 (5.54%) Retail
3 50 (4.86%) General Ledger
4 41 (3.99%) Telecoms
5 36 (3.50%) Legal
6 35 (3.40%) Manufacturing
7 33 (3.21%) Banking
8 25 (2.43%) Front Office
9 22 (2.14%) Publishing
10 13 (1.26%) Games
10 13 (1.26%) Law
11 12 (1.17%) Advertising
12 11 (1.07%) Billing
13 10 (0.97%) Marketing
14 8 (0.78%) Military
15 7 (0.68%) Back Office
15 7 (0.68%) Electronics
16 6 (0.58%) Music Industry
17 5 (0.49%) Investment Banking
18 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 337 (32.78%) Developer
2 301 (29.28%) Analyst
3 161 (15.66%) Test Analyst
4 124 (12.06%) Consultant
5 112 (10.89%) .NET Developer
6 92 (8.95%) C# Developer
7 88 (8.56%) SQL Developer
8 77 (7.49%) Java Developer
8 77 (7.49%) Tester
9 69 (6.71%) C# .NET Developer
10 57 (5.54%) SAP Consultant
11 48 (4.67%) Oracle Analyst
12 47 (4.57%) Business Analyst
13 46 (4.47%) Support Analyst
14 43 (4.18%) Financial Analyst
15 42 (4.09%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 40 (3.89%) Senior Analyst
17 39 (3.79%) Lead Developer
18 37 (3.60%) Oracle Consultant
18 37 (3.60%) Oracle Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 245 (23.83%) .NET
2 143 (13.91%) HTML
3 113 (10.99%) CSS
4 99 (9.63%) ASP.NET
5 91 (8.85%) Web Services
6 84 (8.17%) AngularJS
7 82 (7.98%) .NET Framework
8 70 (6.81%) HTML5
9 69 (6.71%) jQuery
10 61 (5.93%) ASP.NET Web API
11 59 (5.74%) XML
12 58 (5.64%) SOAP
13 54 (5.25%) Kafka
14 52 (5.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 44 (4.28%) Entity Framework
16 41 (3.99%) ASP.NET MVC
17 38 (3.70%) Spring
18 35 (3.40%) WCF
19 33 (3.21%) JSON
20 32 (3.11%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (5.93%) Computer Science
3 42 (4.09%) Mobile App
4 39 (3.79%) User Experience
5 33 (3.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 32 (3.11%) Management Information System
7 27 (2.63%) Fixed Income
8 21 (2.04%) Smart Meter
9 19 (1.85%) Virtual Team
10 17 (1.65%) Data Structures
11 16 (1.56%) NHS
12 14 (1.36%) Algorithms
13 13 (1.26%) Equities
14 12 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (1.07%) Driving Licence
15 11 (1.07%) Fintech
16 10 (0.97%) PKI
16 10 (0.97%) Wiki
17 9 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
18 8 (0.78%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 122 (11.87%) Windows
2 57 (5.54%) Linux
3 46 (4.47%) Android
3 46 (4.47%) Apple iOS
4 43 (4.18%) Windows Server
5 40 (3.89%) Unix
6 25 (2.43%) Windows 10
7 24 (2.33%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.68%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.29%) Solaris
12 3 (0.29%) VMS
13 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.097%) CentOS
14 1 (0.097%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.097%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.097%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (31.23%) Test Automation
3 253 (24.61%) User Acceptance Testing
4 198 (19.26%) Scrum
5 171 (16.63%) Unit Testing
6 165 (16.05%) SDLC
7 142 (13.81%) Regression Testing
8 134 (13.04%) Integration Testing
9 119 (11.58%) MVC
10 117 (11.38%) Software Engineering
11 111 (10.80%) Test Scripting
12 103 (10.02%) TDD
13 101 (9.82%) Continuous Integration
14 94 (9.14%) BDD
15 84 (8.17%) Software Testing
16 74 (7.20%) OO
17 69 (6.71%) Scenario Testing
18 62 (6.03%) Kanban
18 62 (6.03%) Manual Testing
19 61 (5.93%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 426 (41.44%) SQL
2 237 (23.05%) C#
3 172 (16.73%) JavaScript
4 144 (14.01%) Java
5 87 (8.46%) PL/SQL
6 62 (6.03%) Python
7 53 (5.16%) Ruby
8 47 (4.57%) T-SQL
9 37 (3.60%) C
10 31 (3.02%) VB.NET
11 27 (2.63%) Scala
12 26 (2.53%) PHP
13 25 (2.43%) Shell Script
14 24 (2.33%) Bash Shell
14 24 (2.33%) C++
15 12 (1.17%) Perl
16 11 (1.07%) ABAP
16 11 (1.07%) VB
17 10 (0.97%) PowerShell
17 10 (0.97%) XPath
Qualifications
1 139 (13.52%) Degree
2 94 (9.14%) ISEB
3 75 (7.30%) ISTQB
4 65 (6.32%) Security Cleared
5 59 (5.74%) SC Cleared
6 45 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 43 (4.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.29%) CCNA
8 3 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.29%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.29%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.19%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.19%) CCIE
9 2 (0.19%) CCNP
9 2 (0.19%) HND
9 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (0.19%) PhD
9 2 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 219 (21.30%) QA
2 23 (2.24%) PMO
3 10 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.88%) SLA
5 7 (0.68%) MiFID
6 6 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.29%) ECSS
8 2 (0.19%) GAMP
9 1 (0.097%) COBIT
9 1 (0.097%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.097%) GCP
9 1 (0.097%) GDPR
9 1 (0.097%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.097%) RMADS
System Software
1 31 (3.02%) Docker
2 21 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (1.07%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.49%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.19%) HDFS
6 2 (0.19%) XenApp
7 1 (0.097%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.097%) Firmware
7 1 (0.097%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (3.31%) Ansible
2 31 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
2 31 (3.02%) Puppet
3 22 (2.14%) Cobbler
3 22 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.097%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.097%) Kibana
5 1 (0.097%) Nessus
5 1 (0.097%) Nmap
5 1 (0.097%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.097%) SCCM
5 1 (0.097%) SCOM
Vendors
1 233 (22.67%) Microsoft
2 188 (18.29%) Oracle
3 84 (8.17%) SAP
4 39 (3.79%) HP
5 32 (3.11%) IBM
6 30 (2.92%) VMware
7 25 (2.43%) RedGate
8 22 (2.14%) TIBCO
9 18 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.46%) Hyperion
11 14 (1.36%) Charles River
11 14 (1.36%) Telerik
12 13 (1.26%) Capita
12 13 (1.26%) Informatica
13 12 (1.17%) EMC
14 10 (0.97%) Remedy
14 10 (0.97%) Retek
15 7 (0.68%) ION Trading
15 7 (0.68%) JDA
15 7 (0.68%) RedPrairie